April 2011 Issue

From the April 2011 eLubin


Lubin VIP Alums Discuss Alternate Careers in Finance
  [Lubin VIP Alumni Discuss Alternate Careers in Finance]
Bob Power, '93 and Ron McGann, '96
Lubin students had a chance to gain unique insights into the field of finance by attending the "Alternate Careers in Finance" panel discussion on the downtown NYC campus on April 5, 2011. The VIP alumni panel included Lawrence Gore, '82, president, Wilmington Trust FSB; Ron McGann, '96, managing director, JPMorgan Private Banking; Robert Power, '93, vice president, NYSE Euronext; and John Sporn, '08, assistant economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Lubin's dean, Neil Braun, moderated. The discussion focused on the wide range of careers in finance, the importance of quantitative skills, the language of finance, and the necessary qualitative and communicative skills needed in the field. Through videoconferencing technology, Pleasantville students and faculty also had an opportunity to participate.
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Steven Alper, '07
 
"Personal Financial Literacy" with Steven Alper, '07
Students learned it's never too early to start investing in their future and they had an opportunity to learn about setting financial goals on April 13, 2011, with a lecture on "Personal Financial Literacy" by Steven Alper, '07. Mr. Alper is managing director and head of Market Development for Barclays Wealth Americas and holds an MBA in Financial Management from Pace. Mr. Alper discussed topics such as personal balance statements, income statements, risk management, managing your finances, investing in your future, and why students should think about retirement now.
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Lubin Golf Classic: A Few Slots Left
  [Lubin Golf Classic: A Few Slots Left]
The 13th Annual Lubin School of Business Golf Classic is fast approaching! The event will be held at Wheatley Hills Golf Club in East Williston, Long Island, on May 31, 2011. This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends to network and engage in Lubin fundraising objectives. This year's Alumni Award honoree is Peter E. Tryhane, '80, partner, Ernst & Young LLP. Tryhane has supported the Golf Classic for a number of years and has also served as a member of the Lubin Advisory Board since 2001. For more information, please contact Arleen Johnson, anjenterprises@optonline.net, 845-221-9931.
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[Lubin Alumni: Be a Mentor to a Current Student]  
Lubin Alumni: Be a Mentor to a Current Student
Lubin and Pace's Office of Career Services have launched a new mentoring program for Lubin students. The mentoring program is being offered on LinkedIn and Lubin alumni can sign up to be mentors at www.linkedin.com. You can make the relationship a custom fit with a menu of optional ways to share your expertise with a Lubin student. These could include resume review, mock interview, or a shadowing experience at your office. More information is available at www.pace.edu/lubin/students/mentoring-program.
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  [Dean's Blog]
Dean's Blog
Check out the Dean's current blog post. It features highlights from talks he gives to Lubin students on ways to add value to their personal and professional development. You can also read his earlier blog posts since joining Lubin.
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[New Director of Development and Alumni Relations]
Roselyn M. Lanzano
 
New Director of Development and Alumni Relations
New Director of Development and Alumni Relations Roselyn M. Lanzano joined the staff of the Lubin School of Business on April 4, 2011. Ms. Lanzano was hired by Pace in 2008 as the director of development for the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences where she was instrumental in helping to close Pace's It's Time Campaign. In her new position, she will work closely with the dean of the Lubin School to enhance alumni relations, strengthen ties with the corporate community, and secure support for the school. Roselyn earned her BS in Marketing and MS in Accounting from St. John's University in Queens, New York.
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  [Faculty Bookshelf]
Faculty Bookshelf
As graduation is right around the corner for some students, their focus has turned to job search. Luckily, Professor Larry Chiagouris (marketing) has written a handbook for the process. The Secret to Getting a Job After College: Marketing Tactics to Turn Degrees into Dollars, provides an in-depth scope on how to approach your job search, and does it in a neatly-packed format that is concise and to the point. Professor Chiagouris provides practical advice on how to treat your job search as a marketing campaign, develop your personal brand, approach interviews, network, and how to deal with a job offer. You can read the great Barnes & Noble review and also order the book on barnesandnoble.com.
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[Professor Eric Kessler in Newsweek]  
Professor Eric Kessler in Newsweek
Due diligence or information overload? Staying updated and well-informed might actually be harmful to you when taken too far. Professor Eric Kessler (management), director of the Business Honors Program, offers his insight into this problem in Sharon Begley's recent article "I Can't Think" in Newsweek. Begley discusses the "Twitterization" of our culture, the amount of information available today, and the effects they have on today's society. According to Kessler, "all too often, what starts driving decisions is the urgent rather than the important."
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  [Professor Joseph Salerno Testifies for Congress]
Joseph Salerno
Professor Joseph Salerno Testifies Before Congress
On March 17, 2011, Professor Joseph Salerno (finance and economics) testified in front of a Congressional Subcommittee on monetary policy. Professor Salerno presented a case where moderate deflation coincided with prosperous periods in our nation's history. This view contrasts to the current quantitative easing (QE) strategy set forth by the Federal Reserve Bank. "Mr. Bernanke has declared Fed policy a success on the basis of yet another financial asset bubble that threatens again to devastate the global economy," pointed out Professor Salerno. To view footage of the hearing, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl566vtfLC0.
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[Professor Lewis Altfest in Wall Street Journal]  
Professor Lewis Altfest in Wall Street Journal
Gold might be the standard when it comes to gifts, but its value as an investment is hardly that obvious. So says Professor Lewis Altfest (finance and economics) in his recent article, "The Case for and Against Gold" in the Wall Street Journal. Altfest discusses the pros and cons of investing in gold, goes into detail about inflation, the volatility of prices and different investment options, stable investments and prospects of return, and economic growth.
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  [How to Survive on Wall Street]
"How to Survive on Wall Street"
What makes job search and career management different and unique for finance professionals? How do you leverage these differences to maximize your career ROI? It's a tough market and it will continue to be for the indefinite future. On March 23, Roy Cohen, author of The Wall Street Professional's Survival Guide, offered career advice on what is needed to maximize your time both in the job search and on the job. For almost 14 years, Cohen also provided career counseling and outplacement support to Goldman Sachs, one of the world's leading global financial services organizations.
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[Beta Alpha Psi Continues to Excel]  
Beta Alpha Psi Continues to Excel
Lubin's Iota Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed first in two of three professional categories in the Deloitte Best Practices Competition at the 2011 Atlantic Coast Regional Meeting. The categories include: "Ethics and Integrity in Business" and "Service and Learning." Iota Lamba also won the Diversity Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young for promoting diversity within the global economy as well as within the university. Beta Alpha Psi is the national honors fraternity for financial information professionals. For more information about the chapter and its activities, visit webpage.pace.edu/betaalphapsi or e-mail bap@pace.edu.
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  [Reunion 2011: Pace at The Plaza,
Reunion 2011: Pace at The Plaza
Be a part of something special! This year's special honorees are graduates from the 1960, 1961, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2006 classes. As always, all Pace alumni are welcome to attend. Please register online at www.pace.edu/reunion2011.
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[Pace Pitch Winners]
Jeremy Pease, Stiliyan Lazarov, and Robert Caucci making the winning New Business Concept pitch
 
Pace Pitch Winners
The Seventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest was held on April 11, 2011. Six finalists had three minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of prestigious judges for a chance to win $1,000 per minute. This year's keynote speaker was Stan Litow, president of the IBM International Foundation. Special guests included Sal Khan, founder of the non-profit Khan Academy with 2,200 online video lessons, who is also "Bill Gates' favorite teacher." Mr. Khan fittingly participated via Skype. The Pace Pitch Contest is based on the Elevator Pitch concept popular in the venture capital community. For full details on the winners and winning pitches, visit www.pace.edu/pitch.
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  [PUMA Scores at AMA Conference]
PUMA Scores at AMA Conference
The Pace University Marketing Association (PUMA) garnered a number of awards at the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, in March. The New York chapter won three awards in the Chapter Awards Competition, including Outstanding Chapter Planning, Outstanding Professional Development and Outstanding Community Service. The team also won two awards for the videos they created for the "AMA Saves Lives" program, which is devoted to promoting organ donations. Professor Dennis Sandler (marketing), PUMA's faculty advisor, served as a judge in the Chapter Awards Competition.
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[New EMBA Class to Start in August]
EMBA students at a weekend residency
 
New EMBA Class to Start in August
The Executive MBA at Lubin is a hybrid program combining online-supported learning with intensive quarterly, weekend residencies. The program is designed for experienced managers and professionals who are unable to attend evening or daytime classes. This 21-month executive program starts on August 27, 2011, with a week-long residency at Pace's Downtown Conference Center. Students return to campus every ten weeks for three-day weekend residencies. Apply now at www.pace.edu/emba or contact Jim Parker, director, at 212-618-6653. No GMAT required!
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  [Field Studies Span the Globe]
Lubin Students in São Paolo, Brazil
Field Studies Span the Globe
During the spring 2011 semester, Lubin graduate and undergraduate students have had the opportunity to experience and understand global economies outside of the classroom through international field study trips. Students have visited Brazil and China (management) and will visit Denmark, Sweden, and China (accounting) this summer. During these trips, students network with senior business officials and gain closer insight into foreign economies. International field study scholarships are available through the generous support of the Figueroa Family Fund. To learn more about international field study trips, visit www.pace.edu/cgbp.
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